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What techs need to know about dealing with high-voltage trucks

So, you’ve taken the steps to prepare your shop for the arrival of its first electric truck, but the next step is just as crucial: Making sure that your technicians have the information and the training they need to safely and properly work on an electric truck. Click here to watch more of FE’s On

Why fleets should spec the latest truck driver comfort options

How do you measure the value of driver comfort? It isn’t easy, because there’s no direct chain of ROI. If you ask truck manufacturers, it starts by listening to your drivers and measuring the impact of your choices on recruitment efforts and retention success. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video

Where is the trucking sustainability boom coming from?

Fleets in the U.S. interested in reducing carbon emissions now have a ton of fuel options on the table, all in the name of sustainability. But why is this? Why now? Well, it’s a variety of factors, including increased regulation and government incentives are pushing toward an increase in renewable fuel and emissions reduction. Click

Truck lighting tips for increased productivity

Light! Who thinks much about light? Let me tell you, it can pay to think about light. Take this example: In an effort to evenly illuminate the largest area possible in the back of your truck, you might spec the cargo area with either one central lamp or maybe a few lights spaced out down

How telematics can give truck drivers better work-life balance

Addressing a proper work-life balance, recognition and opportunities for training are important in any industry for keeping employees satisfied. In trucking, fleet managers have access to some unique tools to keep tabs on these employee satisfaction levels. Many of these fleet management tools can be customized to collect data insights that adapt to the needs

Should you spec pusher axles on over-the-road trucks?

Traditionally, pusher axles are used in vocational applications to distribute the vehicle weight and ensure the other axles are not overloaded. Pusher axles on an on-highway vehicle… well, pusher use has been considered limited because tractor-trailers typically won’t be overloading the other axles. However, in recent years, over-the-road applications like linehaul and regional haul have

Why you need to be using truck tire inflation load tables

Yes, I know that you know that maintaining the proper tire inflation pressure is important. But other ideas surrounding the idea of proper tire inflation pressure are also important. And I can’t stress enough the importance of understanding that the inflation pressure doesn’t need to be a set number all the time – it needs

When to use pusher axles over tag axles

Most commonly found in vocational applications like dump trucks, refuse trucks and mixers, pusher axles are in the same family as tag axles when it comes to 6×2 configurations. This means only one of the two rear axles receives power, as opposed to a 6×4, where both of a tractor’s rear axles are drive axles.

Truck video telematics are getting smarter

Today’s video telematics systems are capable of showing you what you need to see, and they’re getting smarter, using artificial intelligence to identify potential safe driving infractions and aim to reduce the amount of video footage you have to parse through. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is

Why truck tires wear differently across long-haul routes

If you’ve seen an episode of this show before, there’s a good chance it was about maintaining your tires. Now, maybe, at one time or another one of these videos has brought about the inspiration to go have a look at your tires yourself. And, maybe, particularly in long-haul applications, you’ve noticed tires are wearing

Hauling refrigerated goods in the winter: Can it be too cold?

Just a few degrees can make a big difference in terms of quality at the end of a delivery, but can the cold outside affect the cargo inside the reefer unit? Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: For optimal food quality and

Stop winter from damaging your trailers

Trailers are susceptible to a variety of potential issues when running during the winter. Luckily, with the right maintenance program, much of this damage can be avoided altogether. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: There are two main areas of concern for